Hardware/doc preservatoion, was Re: rarest computers.

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed Aug 4 18:19:23 2004

> Tony Duell wrote:
> > It's easier to preserve the manuals -- if they exist -- though.
> Some times you must do more than that even. Alot of the newer
> chips are clones of earlyer chips and the doc's are sparce so you must
> gp to the orginal docs for quirks and bugs.

Surely I am not the only person who not only keeps every databook I've
ever owned, but also buys old databooks (I think I have a pre-1970
Motorola IC databook somewhere -- back then one book covered all ICs

Databooks are _esssential_ if you want to understnad or repair the hardware!

And sometimes a machine's service manual will assume you've got the docs
for an older model.

Received on Wed Aug 04 2004 - 18:19:23 BST

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